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9-14 ATLAS OF THE UNIVERSE (Insiders Series) by Dr. Mark A. Garlick (July 2008) [Inside this remarkable guide to outer space, you'll find everything from detailed planetary topography to the most current facts and figures about our amazing Universe. In addition to extensive maps of outer space, this atlas also includes constellation charts; diagrams and cross sections of space objects like asteroids and meteorites; the latest information on space shuttles and missions; and stunning, oversize images that capture exploding supernovas and distant galaxies.]
5-8 Adler, David A. You Can, Toucan, Math: Word Problem-solving Fun [This book introduces kids to addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in a fun and unthreatening fashion. Math riddles encourage young readers to think through math problems as they study both the amusing verse and pictures. Solutions and tables are provided.]
Working With Fractions - Fractions are everywhere you look-on the play-ground, at school, even at birthday parties! When it comes to counting money, playing games, or making sure you get your fair share of the pizza, fractions are there to help you. Add David A. Adler's handy text to Edward Miller's lively art and you get not just a fraction-but a "whole" lot-of fun.
Fun with Roman Numerals [Roman numerals are everywhere: on clocks, in books, and on buildings. But what do Roman numerals mean? How do you use them?] Ages 7-12)
Money Madness [What's all this madness about money? Long ago, people traded rocks or sheep for the items they wanted, but rocks were heavy and sheep ran away. This beginning guide to economics will have readers thinking about the purpose, and not just the value, of money.] Ages 6-9.
Perimeter, Area, and Volume [You're invited to the premiere of a 3-D movie! The star-studded cast of monsters will help you calculate the perimeter of the set, the area of the movie screen, and the volume of your popcorn box. Simple definitions of perimeter, circumference, area, and volume in the back.] This book is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for third-grade, fourth-grade, and fifth-grade mathematics in measurement and data: (3.MD. 5-8), (4.MD. 2-3), and (5.MD. 3-5).
10 Up Aguilar, David A. Planets, Stars, and Galaxies: A Visual Encyclopedia of Our Universe (National Geographic Books, Oct. 2007) [covers the latest in space exploration, science and research, and is accompanied by amazing new images of space, including Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons and the Hubble telescope's deep-space view.]
13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System (March 2011) Ages 9 up [First, Pluto left. Then it came back, along with Ceres and Eris...and now Haumea and MakeMake, too! The recent actions of the International Astronomical Union have put every solar system book out of date. In response, National Geographic joins forces with David Aguilar of the Harvard Smithsonian Astronomical Observatory to revise our 2008 book—and to update young readers on the high-interest topic of space. Using simple text and spectacular photorealistic computer art by the author, this book profiles all 13 planets in their newly created categories—plus the sun, the Oort Cloud, comets, and other worlds being discovered. Back-of-the-book activities offer hands-on fun for budding astronomers.]
9 up Albe, Sarah Poop Happened!: A History of the World from the Bottom Up [Did lead pipes cause the fall of the Roman Empire? How many toilets were in the average Egyptian pyramid? How did a knight wearing fifty pounds of armor go to the bathroom? Was poor hygiene the last straw before the French Revolution? Did Thomas Crapper really invent the modern toilet? How do astronauts go in space? History finally comes out of the water-closet in this exploration of how people’s need to relieve themselves shaped human development from ancient times to the present. Throughout time, the most successful civilizations were the ones who realized that everyone poops, and they had better figure out how to get rid of it!]
8-12 Ball, Johnny Go Figure!: A Totally Cool Book About Numbers [This unique book investigates mathematical marvels such as why daisies always have 34, 55, or 89 petals, why the world's phone numbers appear in pi, and other patterns and paradoxes that will make readers look at numbers in a whole new way.] @AMAZON
8 up Bark, Jaspre Journal of Inventions: Leonardo da Vinci [popup book] - This fascinating book is an exquisite collection of elaborate 3-D pop-ups and detailed illustrations based on the personal notebooks and sketches of the Renaissance’s most influential mind. Discover da Vinci’s Mechanical Man, coil-spring clock mechanisms, hydraulic contraptions, and designs for armored vehicles—the precursor to modern tanks. Each invention is brought to life as a movable 3-D pop-up, with da Vinci’s own words and illustrations to provide further insight. @AMAZON
4-8 Barner, Bob Stars! Stars! Stars! [visit distant planets and dazzling stars/simple rhyming text/colorful torn-paper collage illustrations/Meet the Planets and Meet the Galaxy sections bursting with facts] @AMAZON
8-12 Barton, Chris The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors [Brothers Joe and Bob Switzer invented a whole new kind of color, one that glows with an extra-special intensity. It took them years of experimenting, but their efforts paid off brilliantly. Day-Glo colors helped win a war, save people's lives, and brighten everyday life.]
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Berger, Mevin and Gilda Do Stars Have Points?
Did Dinosaurs Live in Your Backyard?
Why Don't Haircuts Hurt?
Scholastic Science Dictionary
Did You Invent The Phone All Alone, Alexander Graham Bell? {told in a Q&A format]
Did It Take Creativity To Find Relativity, Albert Einstein?
Rocks & Minerals (True or False) [Are all rocks hard? Can igneous rocks form under the ground? Are some minerals very valuable? (and more)
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Bortz, Fred Dr. Fred's Weather Watch: Create and Run Your Own Weather Station
Catastrophe!: Great Engineering Failure-And Success
Techno-Matter: The Materials Behind the Marvels
Beyond Jupiter: The Story Of Planetary Astronomer Heidi Hammel
Astrobiology (Cool Science) Are we alone in the universe? Is Earth the only suitable planet for life?
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6-9 Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker ENERGY Makes Things Happen [introduction to energy] [Lesson Plan: Creating Energy from Water - Grades 3-5] [Lesson Plan: The Bouncing Ball - Grades K-6] @AMAZON
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Branley, Franklyn M. Air Is All Around You (Let's-Read- Science 1)
The International Space Station: Stage 2 (Let's Read)
The Sun: Our Nearest Star (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science)
Mission to Mars (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science)
Earthquakes (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) [February 2005]
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Buchan, Jamie Easy as Pi: The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day [Fin info on: Seventh heaven and what makes it so blissful, The number 13 and why it's so unlucky, Imaginary numbers and how they exist, The binary system and how it manages to say so much with only two numbers, How your bedding has nothing to do with being "three sheets to the wind", The burning literary question: Why did Ray Bradbury name his novel Fahrenheit 451?, a block of Social Security numbers that will never ever be assigned to anyone]
9 Up Calabresi, Linda Human Body [Life-science. Tthis is a multidimensional view of the human body like you've never seen it! Get a glimpse inside blood cells; examine systems from the inside out; and look at cross sections of the brain, muscles, and bones.] (2008) @AMAZON
6-9 Carson, Mary Kay Extreme Planets Q&A (Smithsonian Q&A Series) Some planets are extremely big—so huge that 1,300 Earths could fit inside one. Some planets are extremely little—smaller than Earth's moon. Some planets are extremely fast—speeding through space at 104,000 miles an hour. Some planets may not be planets at all! What makes up a planet? Why is Earth the only known world where life exists? How can a planet's day actually be longer than its year?
9-12 Cassidy, John Zap Science: A Scientific Playground in a Book @AMAZON
6-10 Cassino, Mark with Jon Nelson PhD The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder [How do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered in this exploration of the science of snow. @AMAZON
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I Get Wet
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See for Yourself: More Than 100 Experiments for Science Fairs and Projects
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9-13 Colgan, Lynda Mathemagic!: Number Tricks [An introduction to the magic of math that will engage even the most math-reluctant kid. Mathemagic will have kids outwitting everyone with their superior computational skills, mystifying friends by plucking secret numbers from their minds and learning the mathematical secrets of the ancients. The book includes step-by-step instructions and explanations of how and why these number tricks work. As kids work their way through each trick, they will learn math concepts including calculation, multiplication, prime factors, the Nine Principal, the Binary Number System and more.]
Mathemagic!: Number Tricks (Ages 8-10) [The book includes step-by-step instructions and explanations of how and why these number tricks work. As kids work their way through each trick, they will learn math concepts including calculation, multiplication, prime factors, the Nine Principal, the Binary Number System and more.]
9-12 Cook, James G. The Thomas Edison Book of Easy and Incredible Experiments @AMAZON
4-8 Cole, Joanna The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System [Teacher Guide]
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor [Teacher Guide]
Magic School Bus Inside the Earth [Lesson Plan]
The Magic School Bus Inside a Bee Hive [Book Activities]
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8-10 Mary K. Corcoran The Circulatory Story [A trip through the circulatory system. Simple, humorous text and comic illustrations explain the basics of the circulatory system--the systemic, pulmonary, and coronary circuits. Readers follow a red blood cell on its journey through the body, and in the process learn how the body combats disease, performs gas exchanges, and fights plaque.]
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6-8 Croswell, Ken Ten Worlds: Everything That Orbits the Sun [The canyons of Mars . . . the volcanoes of Jupiter's moon Io . . . the glorious rings of Saturn . . . the icy plains of Pluto: these are just some of the places you'll discover when you tour the Sun's planets. And in 2005, astronomers spotted a new planet to visit, a distant world that's bigger than Pluto and billions of miles farther from the Sun.] @AMAZON
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9 Up Dash, Joan The Longitude Prize
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Deem, James M. Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past [In 1991, mountain climbers on the Niederjoch Glacier on the Italian-Austrian border came across something unexpected: a body. It had been a very warm summer, and five bodies had already turned up in the area. But something here was different. The materials found with the body suggested it might be very old, perhaps from the 1800s. But radiocarbon dating proved the iceman was 5,300 years older, from the Copper Age. He was named Ötzi and he is the oldest human mummy preserved in ice ever found. ] (Ages 10-12)
Faces from the Past: Forgotten People of North America [ Once, no humans lived on the continent of North America; then they began to journey, the first migrants arriving perhaps 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. When a skeleton from long-ago centuries is discovered, scientists want to study it for information about the person’s life and death, about her or his time and place in history. Sometimes artists are asked to reconstruct faces from the past using copies of their skulls. Then these nameless, unknown people can be "brought back to life"--remembered, and honored. Now, when their skeletons are discovered, their stories can be told.] (Ages 12 and up)
9-12 Decristofano, Carolyn Cinami Big Bang!: The Tongue-Tickling Tale of a Speck That Became Spectacular [Billions of years ago a tiny speck that (smaller than the period at the end of this sentence) became the universe we know today. @AMAZON
10 Up Delano, Marfe Ferguson GENIUS: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALBERT EINSTEIN - Published to coincide with the year that marks the 100th anniversary of what has been described as Einstein's "miraculous year" and the 50th anniversary of his death, and to honor his genius, big heart and role in championing democracy.The publication date (March 2005) will coincide with celebration of Einstein's life and achievements. In recognition of Einstein's ideas and his influence on modern life, the year 2005 has been declared the "World Year of Physics" (WYP) The theme for the WYP celebration in the U.S. is "Einstein in the 21st Century." [More information on the WYP Event] @AMAZON
8-12 Dewey, Jennifer Owings Antarctic Journal: Four Months at the Bottom of the World @AMAZON
5-7 Dodds, DAyle Ann Full House: An Invitation to Fractions [fun story and introduction to fractions.] @AMAZON
9-12 Drobot, Eve Smart-opedia: The Amazing Book About Everything [Four main sections (The World Around Us, Life, History, and Genius) are separated into nine detailed chapters (Astronomy, Planet Earth, Plants, Animals, The Human Body, History, The Arts, Science and Technology, and Today’s World) that cover more than 85 entertaining and thought-provoking subjects. @AMAZON
9-12 Enzensberger,Hans The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure @AMAZON
9 UP Fife, John Austin Watered-Down Electricity: Using Water to Explain Electricity @AMAZON
9-12 Fredericks, Anthony D. The Complete Science Fair Handbook : For Teachers and Parents of Students in Grades 4-8
Exploring the Universe
From Butterflies to Thunderbolts: Discovering Science With Books Kids Love [Teacher Resource]
9-12 Dyson, Marianne J. Space Station Science : Life in Free Fall @AMAZON
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Getz, David Floating Home
Frozen Girl
Frozen Man
Purple Death [Mysterious Flu of 1918]
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6 up Goldstone, Bruce Great Estimations [If someone handed you a big bowl of jelly beans, how would you figure out how many there are? You could count them, one by one—or you could estimate. Do you see more than five jelly beans? Less than a million?] @AMAZON
8 Up Graham, Ian Explore It: Amazing Machines [From simple pulleys and screws to intricate medical robots, kids can discover all kinds of machines and learn how they work. Special tour guides like Leonardo da Vinci describe the fascinating process from discovery to invention of some of the world’s most important machinery. Incredible interactive 3-D pop-ups, pull-outs, flaps, diagrams, and an illustrated glossary ] @AMAZON
9-13 Green, Dan Astronomy: Out of this World! [Astronomy gives every important celestial body and concept its own page, where readers can learn its behaviors, likes, and dislikes up close and personal. From the flashy stars to the shadowy and strange objects that hang out like loners at the edges of the universe, no player goes unnoticed. Every profile has a hip anime-style portrait to round out the picture, but make no mistake: while the presentation is all style, the science is rock solid. The book includes a super cute poster of the solar system in the back.]
9-13 Haduch, Bill Go Fly a Bike! The Ultimate Book of Bicycle Fun, Freedom, and Science [history, science, trivia, practical advice for bike care, repair, and safety/from its history to the laws of physics that make it work to how to plan an all-day excursion] Cool book! @AMAZON
10 Up Haven, Kendall That's Weird! Awesome Science Mysteries [explore sixteen of science's toughest mysteries such as Atlantis, Bermuda Triangle, Black Holes, Dinosaur Extinction...] @AMAZON
Adult Hechtman, Judy Teaching Math with Favorite Picture Books (Grades 1-3) [Our Picturebooks at Embracing the Child Section] @AMAZON
9-12 Hauser, Jill Frankel Super Science Concoctions @AMAZON
9-12 Hixson, B. K. It's Due When?!? A Practical Remedy for the Annual Science Fair Panic Attack! @AMAZON
3 Up Hoban, Tana Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes
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5 Up Hopkins, Lee Bennett Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems @AMAZON
9-12 Hughes, Susan Case Closed?: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science [Egypt's first female pharaoh disappears around 1457 BCE -- was she murdered? Find out how DNA closes the case. The ancient Arabian Peninsula city of Ubar vanishes, seemingly without trace. Find out how old maps and modern space shuttles help solve the mystery. Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage is never heard from again. Find out how spectroscopy points to some probable explanations. Case Closed? examines these and six other mysteries from ancient and modern times. Accompanied by photos, maps, diagrams and illustrations, this book reveals how modern science sheds new light on people, vessels and entire civilizations throughout history that simply vanished.]
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Jones, Charlotte Foltz Accidents May Happen:50 Inventions Discovered by Mistake
Fingerprints and Talking Bones:How Real-Life Crimes Are Solved
Mistakes That Worked
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Kaczmarski, Kathryn Exploring Math with Books Kids Love [integrating math and literature for middle schoolers] @AMAZON
9-12 Kirkpatrick, Katherine Mysterious Bones: The Story of Kennewick Man [Nonfiction account explores the 1996 discovery of the skeletal remains of Kennewick Man. When two young men who were sneaking into a boat race accidentally uncovered a skeleton along a bank of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, in 1996, they had no idea of the impact their discovery would have. The bones were those of one of the oldest and most complete skeletons ever recovered in this country and led to one of the most important archaeological controversies of modern times. Kennewick Man transformed long-held theories about the colonization of the Americas and sparked a nine-year battle pitting scientists against Native American tribes for control of the remains. Beautifully illustrated with drawings, diagrams, and maps, the book offers a fascinating look at forensic anthropology at its most exciting, describing the scientific methods used, the surprises revealed, and the unsolved mysteries that resulted from these discoveries. Time line, glossary, chapter notes, bibliography are included.]
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Kneidel, Sally Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method: More Than 100 Hands-On Science Experiments for Children @AMAZON
4-8 Krupp, E.C. The Big Dipper and You @AMAZON
7-9 Latta, Sara Stella Brite and the Dark Matter Mystery [one of modern astronomy's great puzzles] @AMAZON
9-12 Law, Dr. Stephen Really, Really Big Questions About the Weird, the Wonderful, and Everything Else [Have you ever looked at your dog and wondered what it is really thinking? Or asked yourself if your entire life has been a dream? Prepare to exercise your mind as you investigate these big ideas and more on the roller-coaster ride of reason and ridiculous that is philosophy. Cool illustrations, brainteasers, and quirky quotations add to the simple and fun question-and-answer format, introducting readers to life's important questions.] @AMAZON
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Leedy, Loreen The Great Graph Contest [each graph's data collection and construction in back]
Measuring Penny [standard and non-standard measurement]
Mapping Penny's World [basics of map making]
Postcards from Pluto: A Tour of the Solar System
Missing Math: A Numbers Mystery [illustrates the importance of math for almost everything]
Seeing Symmetry - Explains different types of symmetry and shows how to make your own symmetrical masterpieces. Notes and glossary included.(4.G.3)
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6-9 Lewis, J. Patrick ARITHME-TICKLE [An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes]
Scien-Trickery: Riddles in Science
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7-9 Lopresti, Angeline Sparagna A Place for Zero: A Math Adventure [As Zero searches to find his place, he learns of his additive and multiplicative identities, and then he establishes place value.] @AMAZON
11 up MacAulay, David The New Way Things Work [The information age is upon us, baffling us with thousands of complicated state-of-the-art technologies. To help make sense of the computer age, David Macaulay brings us The New Way Things Work. This completely updated and expanded edition describes twelve new machines and includes more than seventy new pages detailing the latest innovations. With an entirely new section that guides us through the complicated world of digital machinery, where masses of electronic information can be squeezed onto a single tiny microchip, this revised edition embraces all of the newest developments, from cars to watches. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth.]
The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body (Ages 9-12) This comprehensive and entertaining resource reveals the inner workings of the human body and all of its systems and mechanisms, Page after page of beautifully illustrated spreads detail everything from cells to the bones and organs they build, clearly explaining the function of each, and offering up-close glimpses, unique cross-sections and perspectives, and even a little humor along the way. Discover just how remarkable the human body really is.]
Built to Last [reveals the how and why behind some of the most fascinating and enduring structures humankind has ever created. Castle Cathedral Mosque Architecture
5-8 Maple Tree Press SMART-OPEDIA JUNIOR: The Amazing Book about Everything [it's like a condensed encyclopedia for little kids/read a page each night] @AMAZON
4 Up Mason, Adrienne Touch It! Materials, Matter and You [easy-to-understand first science book that explores materials — their color, shape, texture, size, mass, magnetism and more.
Move It!: Motion, Forces And You [takes th ephysics of why and how things ove and transfroms it into an enjoyable and easy-to-understand first science book.
Build It!: Structures, Systems And You (Primary Physical Science) [explores the function of structures, the materials they're made of, how their parts are joined together and more.]
Change It!: Solids, Liquids, Gases And You (Primary Physical Science) [takes the physics of matter—solids, liquids and gases—and transforms it into an enjoyable and easy-to-understand first science book.]
Motion, Magnets and More [Where do the bubbles come from in a piece of cake? Why do triangles make a structure stronger? And how come magnets don't stick to the wall? This colorful and straightforward introduction to the physical sciences gives young readers an easy-to-understand overview of such concepts as materials, forces, structures, solids, liquids and gases. Explanations are accompanied by simple, fun activities, including building a structure out of dried spaghetti and inflating a balloon with a gas made by combining vinegar and baking soda. Parents and teachers will find more explanations, activity ideas and a helpful glossary in the back.] (Ages 4-7) The Big Book of Primary Physical Science.
Planet Ark: Preserving Earth’s Biodiversity [learn how to be modern-day Noahs and protect the world's plants and animals from extinction not by building a giant boat, but by making small changes in their everyday lives -- from planting trees to turning off the tap -- to help preserve the world's biodiversity.] Ages 8-12
7-11 McCallum, Ann Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for Hungry Minds [collection of yummy recipes and fun math facts is sure to tempt taste buds and make you hungry for more. Explore patterns in nature while you chomp on Fibonacci Stack Sticks. Amaze your friends with delicious Variable Pizza Pi! Wash down your geometry assignment with some Milk and Tangram Cookies. Topics covered include probability, Fibonacci numbers, tessellations, variability, and more.]
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6-8 McElligott, Matthew The Lion's Share: A Tale of Halving Cake and Eating it, too. [When Ant receives a special invitation to dine with Lion, she is ready to be on her best behavior. During dessert, the other guests do not mind their manners, each one taking half of the remaining cake as it is passed around. By the time it reaches Ant, barely a crumb is left for her to share with the King! She promises to make up for it by baking another cake for the King, and not to be outdone, all the other animals in turn offer to make twice as many cakes as the next. By the time the hippo speaks up, he’s to bake 256 peanut butter cakes! With McElligott’s signature humor and gorgeous mixed-media art, the math concepts of halving and doubling have never been so much fun. This is a smart book.] @AMAZON
6- McGrath, Barbara Barbieri More M&M's Brand Chocolate Candies Math [estimation, simple graphing, factoring, multiplication, problem solving, division]
Skittles Riddles Math [fractions, negative number, number lines, quantity comparison]
The M&M's Count to One Hundred Book [learn to count by Ones, Twos, Fives and Tens]
The M&M's Addition Book [single and double digit addition]
The M&M's Subtraction Book [single-digit and double-digit subtraction]
6-8 Metzger, Steve Pluto Visits Earth! [Pluto is not pleased when he learns that astronomers have downgraded him from planet to dwarf planet. He embarks on a fun and out-of-this-world adventure across the solar system to visit Earth and reclaim his planetary status. Along the way, Pluto bumps into his moons and other planets. But it's a boy on Earth who makes him realize that, big or small, planet or not, he's still special!
5-8 McNulty, Faith If You Decide To Go To The Moon [a fascinating excursion to the moon.] @AMAZON
9-12 Miranda, Anne Simon Monster Math
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9-12 Mitton, Jacqueline Simon Scholastic Encyclopedia of Space
Young Oxford Book of Astronomy
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9-12 Monroe, Eula Ewing Math Dictionary: The Easy, Simple, Fun Guide to Help Math Phobics Become Math Lovers @AMAZON
8 Up Morgan, Jennifer Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story Bk. 1 [Wow!] [glossary and list of resources in back]
From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth's Story Bk. 2 [Wow! Again] [glossary and list of resources in back]
8-12 Moss, Marissa G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book @AMAZON
8 up Murphy, Glenn INVENTIONS (INsiders Series) [INsiders brings inventions to life, with the most up-to-date information and state-of-the-art 3-D illustrations that practically leap off every page. What is an invention? Timeline of Invention. The first inventors. From the wheel, sail, clock, windmill, printing press, engine to bionics and the Internet.]
Why Is Snot Green? [Scientific answers to mysteries kids really want to know. Sure a lot of kids want to grow up to be astronauts, but according to scientist Glenn Murphy, even MORE kids want to know what happens to astronaut farts. (Short answer: Not good things!) And they want to know: Why don't all fish die from lightening storms? Why haven't we all been sucked into a black hole? Do animals talk? Told in a back-and-forth conversational style, Why is Snot Green? presents science just the way kids want to learn it--with lots of laughter. ]
8+ Murphy, Pat The Hand Book: A Scientific Guide to the Handiest Part if Your Body [The Hand Book comes with a life-sized skeleton hand (22 snap-together, custom-molded bones)a scientifically accurate, movable model on a sturdy display stand, ready to help you discover what makes your own hands so remarkable. Includes intriguing, educational, and just plain cool hand activities. Test your digital dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Find out what you can do that a chimpanzee can’t. Learn to read the secrets hidden in a hand — fingerprints are just the beginning. This skeleton hand is a serious learning tool.]
The Klutz Guide to the Galaxy [Explore the universe without leaving the comfort of your backyard. Assemble the included telescope to see the Moon’s top attractions. Flick on the red-lense flashlight — specially designed to keep your night vision intact — to consult the Tourist Map of the Moon and super-simple star charts. Tell time with a star, using the book’s built-in sundial. Or use the astrolab to figure out your latitude anywhere on Earth.] AGes 8 up
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Murphy, Stuart J. Earth Day Hooray! [recycling/counting by 10's,100's,1,000's] Level 3
Less Than Zero [simple line graph/concept of negative numbers]
Coyotes All Around [simple rounding/adding numbers in head]
One...Two...Three...Sassafras! [concept of number order]
Racing Around [Understanding Perimeter]
Safari Park [How many rides can they go on? Beginner Algebra]
Missing Mittens [Odd/Even numbers]
Let's Fly a Kite [math concepts, sharing, cooperation]
Game Time [keep track of time, problem solving]
Probably Pistachio [math concept in probability]
Shark Swimathon [Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers]
Lemonade for Sale [Bar Graphs]
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes: Level 2-Three Dimensional Shapes
Seaweed Soup: Level 1, Matching Sets
Same Old Horse [predictions/logical thinking] Level 2
Hamster Champs (Level 3) [3 hamsters, a few alphabet blocks, a board, and a protractor show ow to measure angles.]
Leaping Lizards [Learning to count by fives and tens]
9-12 Nagda, Ann Whitehead Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger [Basic Concepts] @AMAZON
9-12 Neuschwander, Cindy Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland: A Math Adventure [a fun introduction to geometry] @AMAZON
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Nicolson, Cynthia Pratt Discover the Planets [ begins by discussing our solar system, explains what planets are, why they are so bright in the night sky and how they orbit around the sun.]
Discover Space [What humans have discovered about space over the centuries up to the present day.] [Learn More about Space]
Discover Space Rocks
Discover the Stars
The Jumbo Book of Space - Ages 8-12 - Why does the sun shine? How big is our solar system? Where do comets come from? How far away are the stars? Get down-to-earth explanations of the science behind today’s space facts. Learn How to: Make your own telescope and two-stage balloon rocket, make a model of Jupiter's surface or make moon craters. Cook with the sun's rays.
6-9 Pallotta, Jerry Underwater Counting [even numbers to 50, hidden numbers, underwater learning adventure]
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7 Up Pappas, Theoni The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat: The Mathematical Cat [mathematical concepts from fractals to infinity] @AMAZON
5-8 Pitino, Donna Marie. Too-Tall Tina [Tina is proud of her summer growth spurt--until she discovers that she is the tallest kid in third grade! She is teased, her favorite jump rope is too short, and she won't be standing next to her best friends in the class photo this year. Tina learns to embrace her new height while readers learn not only about self-esteem, but also about linear measurement with comparison terms. @AMAZON
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Platt, Richard Space Explorer Atlas
Pop-Up Pull-Out 3D Timescape
Stephen Biesty's Incredible Body
DK Discoveries: Aztec: The Fall of the Aztec Capital/The Spanish Conquest of Mexico
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9-12 Reeves, Diane Lindsey Career Ideas for Children Who Like Computers @AMAZON
10 Up Reef, Catherine Sigmund Freud: Pioneer of the Mind @AMAZON
9-12/All Rey, H. A. Find the Constellations (Second Edition) (2008) [A delightfully illustrated, informative beginner's guide to locating and identifying constellations in the northern hemisphere, with an extensive index, glossary, and time table for sky viewing.] @AMAZON
10 Up Ride, Dr. Sally Space [explore the mysteries of the universe. Look at planets, stars, meteors, comets, black holes, and our very own planet Earth. Find out what it takes to train and be an astronaut and discover what it feels like to break through Earth"s atmosphere. Learn what"s inside the space shuttle and investigate the other planets and moons in our solar system. Finally, consider what surprises other galaxies might hold in this dynamic look at the world of space exploration.] @AMAZON
7-10 Robinson, Richard Science Magic in the Bathroom
Science Magic in the Kitchen
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8-11 Romanek, Trudee Wow!: The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About The Five Senses @AMAZON
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5-8 Ross, Michael Elsohn What's the Matter in Mr. Whiskers' Room? [Using seven science stations, Mr. Whiskers encourages his kids to use all their senses to make observations and draw conclusions. Everyone’s a scientist in Mr. Whiskers’ class, where hands-on mini-experiments lead to Big Ideas — and promote an ongoing passion for independent, open-ended discovery.] @AMAZON
9-12 Ross, Stewart Moon: Science, History, and Mystery [combines the story of the preparation, journey, arrival, and landing of Apollo 11 with scientific information about the Moon and its influence on our culture through music, theater, literature, and more.] @AMAZON
10 Up Rusch, Elizabeth The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity [On June 10, 2003, a little rover named Spirit blasted off on a rocket headed for Mars. On July 7, 2003, a twin rover named Opportunity soared through the solar system with the same mission: to find out if Mars ever had water that could have supported life. The Mighty Mars Rovers tells the greatest space robot adventure of all time through the eyes—and heart—of Steven Squyres, professor of astronomy at Cornell University and lead scientist on the mission. It captures the hair-raising human emotions felt during the adventures with two tough rovers.] Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World (Ages 7-10) [A biography of the man who pioneered modern electrical engineering — and changed the course of history. When a Serbian boy named Nikola Tesla was three, he stroked his cat and was enchanted by the electrical sparks. By the time he was a teenager, he had made a vow: Someday I will turn the power of Niagara Falls into electricity. Here is the story of the ambitious young man who brought life-changing ideas to America, despite the obstructive efforts of his hero-turned-rival, Thomas Edison.]
9-12 Schmandt-Besserat, Denise The History of Counting @AMAZON
? Schwartz, David M. Millions to Measure [history of measurement] 2003
How Much Is a Million?
If You Made a Million [making money matters matter to kids]
Q Is for Quark: A Science Alphabet Book (Ages 10 up) - From DNA to jet-propelled squid to proof that it's best to prepare dragon tonic using the metric system, David Schwartz's perennial science alphabet book entertains the science-curious and the science-phobic alike.
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Selby,Peter H.; Steve Slavin Denise Practical Algebra: A Self-Teaching Guide, 2nd Edition @AMAZON
9 Up Scott, Elaine When is a Planet Not a Planet?: The Story of Pluto
Mars and the Search for Life [now,the possibility of human habitation]
Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time: What the Hubble Telescope Saw (2011) [Through the eye of the Hubble, Elaine Scott skillfully guides readers along the evolution of our universe, investigating a question that was once unanswerable: “Where did we come from?”]
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6-9 Seuling, Barbara Flick a Switch: How Electricity Gets to Your Home [Learn More: Safety Rules @AMAZON
5-9 Showers, Paul Hear Your Heart @AMAZON
10-14 Siebert, Diane CAVE @AMAZON
9Up Simon, Seymour Destination: Space
The Heart
The Brain: Our Nervous System
Bones: Our Skeletal System
Muscles: Our Muscular System
Destination: Jupiter
The Universe
Eyes and Ears
Guts: Our Digestive System
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4-8 Simon, Seymour and Nicole Fauteux Hands-On Early-Learning/Science Activities
Let's Try It Out with Towers and Bridges
Let's Try It Out in the Water
Let's Try It Out in the Air

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Smart Lab You Mix It: Secret Formula Lab [Easily assembled components empower kids to mix up 15 secret formulas. Using simple tools of the science trade included in this kit, ordinary ingredients from your kitchen cabinets combine to yield extraordinary results!]
Snap-Together: Coin Sorter [Centripetal force is at work sorting quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies into wrapper-friendly stacks. Use the wrappers included to bank your coins! This is a great way for fiscally minded kids to make good use of their math skills and their money.]
You Build It: Motor Mania [Includes everything kids need to build 10 fun and functional motorized projects! Kids can create a drink stirrer, a hypnoticon, a fan, a game spinner, a car, a tram, a winch, a conveyor, a crane, and a tranktor.]
SmartLab Challenge: Science and Nature [Any one of 1,000 questions is randomly chosen to challenge one player or create a 2-player game. Kids draw and answer questions from the book using the game component, which also reports the score at the end of a 10-minute challenge.]
Extreme Secret Formula Lab (Ages 8+) [features tailored components such as a mix-and-measure scoop, test tubes with squishy lids, and an abundance of glow-in-the- dark powder so kids can concoct 20 experiments that glow, ooze, and stink up the kitchen. From glow-in-the-dark alien blood to scratch-and-sniff stickers, young scientists will never have so much fun with a beaker, test tubes, and commonly found household ingredients! ]
8-12 Sobol, Richard Breakfast in the Rainforest: A Visit with Mountain Gorillas   [A photographer shares a rare glimpse of mountain gorillas in the wild — and inspires readers to help protect them.] @AMAZON
10 Up Steele, Philip Galileo: The Genius Who Faced the Inquisition (National Geographic World History) @AMAZON
YA/A Stewart, Jeff E=MC2: Simple Physics: Why Balloons Rise, Apples Fall & Golf Balls Go Awry [Packed with amusing examples and experiments that readers can try for themselves, E=MC2 covers all of the most important discoveries of physics. Travel down the highway, through the beach, and to the pub and learn how physics affects everything in your surroundings-without the use of mind- bending math or the need for a particle accelerator.]
9 up Swanson, Diane You Are Weird: Your Body's Peculiar Parts and Funny Fun [Take a guided tour around our oddball organs and freaky body functions that make us who we are -- wacky, wonderful and weird, weird, weird.] @AMAZON
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Tang, Greg The Grapes of Math: Mind Stretching Math Riddles
Math For All Seasons [Riddles - counting tasks]
Math Appeal: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles
Math- Terpieces [combining artwork of famous painters to facilitate problem-solving skills through grouping
Math Potatoes: Mind-stretching Brain Food
Math Fables Too [will help kids learn to count and lay the groundwork for addition. ]
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10-12 Turner, Pamella S. Life on Earth—and Beyond: An Astrobiologist's Quest [NASA astrobiologist Dr. Christopher McKay has searched the earth's most extreme environments in his quest to understand what factors are necessary to sustain life. An inside look at Dr. McKay's research, explaining his findings and his hopes for future exploration both on Earth and beyond. Behind-the-scenes photos capture Dr. McKay, his expeditions, and the amazing microbes that survive against all odds.] @AMAZON
9Up Ward, Brian EPIDEMIC [battle against epidemics from Black Death and smallpox to modern superbug @AMAZON
4-8 Waring, Geoff START WITH SCIENCE BOOKS - Ages 4 and Up
Just enough fun and facts to get them started. "Thinking about..." section in back of book. Fun illustrations, too. (MORE of Oscar in NATURE Section)
Oscar and the Snail: A Book About Things That We Use [Why we choose different material to do different jobs, where materials come from, and what different qualities they have.]
Oscar and the Bird: A Book About Electricity [Oscar finds out which machines need electricity to work and how electricity is made and stored.]
4-8 Wick, Walter A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder @AMAZON
6- Williams, Rozanne Lanczak The Coin Counting Book [coin recognition, adding coins: how many pennies in a nickel; how many nickels in a quarter, etc.]
8 Up Wolf, Allan The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts [Use with life-science course. Expect giggles, but students will learn about the body] @AMAZON
9Up Wulffson, Don TOYS! Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions @AMAZON
9Up DK's The Truly Tasteless Scratch & Sniff Book [kids will love it][strong nose recomended] @AMAZON

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